Modelling the behaviour of nutrients in the coastal waters of Scotland

Scottish Executive Central Research Unit (Funder); Heath, M.R. and Edwards, A.C. and Patsch, J. and Turrell, W.R.. (2002) Modelling the behaviour of nutrients in the coastal waters of Scotland. [Report]

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    Abstract

    The overall goal of this project was to provide Scotland with a strategic ecosystem simulation tool for identifying maritime areas which could be at risk of eutrophication. The tool should provide spatially resolved output, and be capable of discriminating between different types and locations of nutrient inputs, so as to enable scenario analyses of different reduction options. The specific aims of the project were firstly to simulate the annual cycles of nutrients and ecological properties of Scottish waters and advise on areas which might suffer from eutrophication, and secondly, to determine the contribution of Scottish nutrient discharges to eutrophication in the OSPAR maritime area as a whole.

    ORCID iDs

    Heath, M.R. ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6602-3107, Edwards, A.C., Patsch, J. and Turrell, W.R.;